Civil rights activists

  1. Select one of the civil rights activists’ primary sources from Takin’ It to the

Streets that we read for this week:

Anne Moody, The Jackson Sit-In

Letters From Mississippi

Sheyann Webb, Selma

  1. Write one paragraph that shows how that activist’s experience fits with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s concept of nonviolent resistance. Below are a questions to help you focus your analysis:

Did the activist’s experience fit with the characteristics of nonviolent resistance?

Was the activist able to meet the demands that King said nonviolent resistance demanded?

Was there any sign that nonviolent resistance worked as King said it would?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS